HEROIN - (561-27-3)

Introduction

Name: heroin; (5α,6α)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol diacetate
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 561-27-3
Chemical Formula: C21H23NO5
Molar Mass: 369.41102 g
Mass Percent: C 68.277 %; H 6.2755 %; N 3.7916 %; O 21.655 % 

Classification

• organic • alkene • aromatic • ester • phenol ether • tertiary amine

Uses/Function

• "Heroin...is a more potent pain-killer than morphine because the chemical structure of heroin allows for tighter binding to its receptor sites." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 6
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 54
Pi Bonds: 6
Total: 60
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 0
Hybridization: single bonded carbons, single bonded oxygens, and nitrogens are sp3; double bonded carbons and oxygens are sp2

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Suchocki, John. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules; Addison Wesley: San Francisco, California, 2001; p 440.